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What Would Sotomayor Do?

October 5, 2009

Before it was known that the 2016 Olympics had been awarded to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and that Chicago had been knocked out of the selection process in the first round of voting despite President President Obama‘s whirlwind visit to Olympic authorities in Copenhagen, Denmark, Glenn Beck led his audience through an exercise in calculated absurdity.

He asked, “What Would Sotomayor Do?” — a reference to the new Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. His point was this: what would a hardcore, race-obsessed leftist like Justice Sotomayor do if given the chance to decide which major world city should host the 2016 Olympics according to the fuzzy tenets of so-called social justice?

According to the “progressive logic” of social justice, Rio has a strong case, Beck said. For 200 years Brazil was raided by French imperialist pirates and buccaneers and now has a horrific crime rate that includes 30 murders per week, which are all facts that should attract the support of social justice advocates; but on the downside, the city is home to a large rainforest-destroying oil company and it has a 125-foot-high status of Jesus, he said.

Beck also looked at other world cities, including Chicago. On the “plus” side, Chicago is the 21st worst city in the U.S. for poverty, has the highest murder rate in the country, and is multicultural. But on the downside, Chicago was founded in 1833 after a series of wars with native Americans, and worst of all it is populated by — gasp — Americans. What to do. What to do.

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  1. Wayne permalink
    October 5, 2009 6:05 am

    Glenn Beck has done a great job of getting the attention of the White House. He’s got the ball and they’re coming after him for exposing the the types of extremists that are in Obama’s inner circle. His comment about Michelle, Oprah and the President flying to Denmark in a private jet and then hearing the First Lady complain about the “sacrifice” they’ve had to make is priceless. If he irked them before this is like hitting them between the eyes with a two-by-four. He’s got them reacting to his commentaries and that’s a good thing since they consider themselves to be “progressive” thinkers to whom the “reactionary” is to be considered an relic of the past. Glenn Beck must know they’ll be coming after him, the disappointing thing is that those who should be considered on his side against this corruption in government are trying to marginalize him like the Obama Administration and it’s MSM supporters on the American version of Pravda — MSNBC.

  2. David Thomson permalink
    October 5, 2009 7:33 am

    Glenn Beck got it right. I initially thought he was getting carried away with the “What Would Sotomayor Do?” spoof. However, he probably was right! Rio was the more politically correct choice to make. Chicago is still the city representing the allegedly imperialist America. It was also my guess that Obama was exaggerating his chances—but I had no idea to what extent he was winging it. Our current occupant of the White House is likely a narcissist in the clinically defined sense. Obama may only be a step away from thinking he can walk on water.

  3. Elaine permalink
    October 5, 2009 8:52 am

    What’s great about Beck is his passion and fearless attack on all of the absurdities of the left. He is truly entertaining and yet informative.

    He will probably take over the honor of being the most hated conservative from O’Reilly, at least he should since he is better than O’Reilly in exposing truths, doesn’t have as big an ego (yet), and is much more entertaining.

  4. motorboat Jones permalink
    October 5, 2009 3:43 pm

    I think Beck makes some great points but his overuse of sarcasm and theatrics doesn’t always help. I despise Keith Olbermann for his sarcasm so when I see someone like Beck resorting to those same tactics I think it discredits any point he is trying to make. Beck has a way of connecting with the average American, and doesn’t come off like an elitist the way Olbermann does, so I think he should stop with the theatrics. That said, I still watch his show and I love how he makes people like Keith Olbermann completely insane to the point where Olbermann wants Becks’ head.

  5. Cas Balicki permalink
    October 5, 2009 4:22 pm

    Somebody should tell the White House that it’s a bad idea to eat the yellow snow.

  6. Jenn permalink
    October 10, 2009 10:50 pm

    To appease Obama’s crushed ego at losing to Rio they’ll probably cover over the 125 statue of Jesus like they did the IHS at Georgetown University.

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